Souled Out

Souled Out, originally uploaded by DetroitDerek Photography.

There are a lot of things we as Detroiters don’t necessarily notice anymore, we’ve become numb to. One of those is the large number of churches that have either closed, or are for sale. While this has happened on a small scale throughout Detroit’s history, it really accelerated in 1989/1990 and continues to this day. 35 Catholic churches, including the beauty you see here, have been closed since that time in the largest mass closing of Catholic Churches in U.S. History. Churches have long been an imporant part of our history here, the first building built in Detroit was St. Anne’s Church ( 3 days after the city was founded in 1701 ) . If you don’t support them, you’ll continue to see more places just like this…. – Derek

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